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Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:2346
Posts / Week:7.2
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Case for Civility

Noah Smith puts it well: most of our arguments are over things like Obamacare, or antipoverty programs, or financial regulation-- issues on which reasonable people can and do disagree. If you’re uncivil in this sort of situation -- if...Show More Summary

Just for Fun

A friend sends the following puzzle. Find the X that fits in this sequence: 16 06 68 88 X 98 For those who don't get it, I will post a hint in a few days.

On Education

I much enjoyed this article by Steven Pinker. An excerpt: It seems to me that educated people should know something about the 13-billion-year prehistory of our species and the basic laws governing the physical and living world, including our bodies and brains. Show More Summary

25 Brightest Young Economists

Here is a list. By the way, six are at Harvard, more than any other school.

News from Amazon

Source To users of my favorite textbooks: Thank you! Have a great semester.

Teaching Conference

I will be speaking at the annual conference of the National Economics Teaching Association, which this year is being held on Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th, 2014 in San Diego, CA. If you want to consider attending, click here for more information. You can potentially win a free trip to the conference, as well as some cash, by entering this contest.

Eric Posner and Glen Weyl on Piketty

In The New Republic. A tidbit: Only very extreme scenarios, where every wealthy individual does all of the following at the same time can lead to the sort of explosive inequality dynamics Piketty fears: Marries someone at least as wealthy or bequeaths all wealth to one child. Show More Summary

Wisdom from Thomas Sowell

Larry Kotlikoff's comment on Paul Krugman's debating style in my previous post reminded me of an email I received earlier this summer: Hi Professor Mankiw, I'm an entering graduate student at [withheld] and a long-time reader (reading your blog when I was in high school introduced me to and got me interested in economics). Show More Summary

A Plea for Civility

From Larry Kotlikoff. A noble effort that is likely to be in vain.

Some ACA Readings

Kate Ho and Ariel Pakes Chuck Blahaus James Capretta


Sorry that I have been out of touch with regular blog readers. I have moved to Nantucket for the summer, and the weather here has been too great to spend much time in front of a keyboard. (The three best reasons to be a professor: June, July, and August.)The past few days I have been attending the Nantucket Film Festival. Show More Summary

On Inherited Wealth

Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY Times.

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